HANNE BIRGITTE BREINBJERG SØRENSEN
Vice-Chairperson and Lead Independent Director
Hanne Birgitte Breinbjerg Sørensen has been a member of the Board of Directors at Holcim since 2013. She is both the Vice-Chairperson, since 2022, and the Lead Independent Director, appointed February 2023, of the Board of Directors. Hanne Birgitte is also Chairperson of the Nomination, Compensation & Governance Committee. She is considered independent according to the Swiss Code of Best Practice for Corporate Governance.
Between 1994 and 2014, she held various positions within the A.P. Møller-Maersk Group in Denmark, including: Senior VP and Chief Commercial Officer of Maersk Line (2008–2012) and CEO of Maersk Tankers (2012–2013). Staying in the group, she then became CEO of Damco in The Hague, Netherlands, from 2014 to 2016.
A Danish national born in 1965, Hanne Birgitte studied at Aarhus University where she obtained her MSc in Economics and Management.
Other activities and functions
- Member of the Board of Directors and Member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee of Ferrovial S.A., Madrid, Spain
- Member of the Board of Directors, Member of the Audit and of the Nomination & Remuneration Committees, and Chairperson of the Safety, Health and Sustainability Committee and of the Risk Committee of Tata Motors Ltd, Mumbai, India
- Member of the Board of Directors and Member of the Audit and of the Remuneration and Nomination Committees of Tata Consultancy Services Ltd, Mumbai, India
- Member of the Board of Directors, Member of the Audit and of the Technology Committees, and Chairperson of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee of Jaguar Land Rover Automotive PLC, Coventry, UK (incl. its subsidiary Jaguar Land Rover Ltd)
Member of the Board of Directors, Member of the Nomination Committee, and Chairperson of the Audit and of the Remuneration Committees of Sulzer Ltd, Winterthur, Switzerland (will not stand for re-election at the 2023 Shareholders General Meeting of Sulzer Ltd)